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Oracle Linux: How to List Filesystem Inode Usage (Doc ID 2759564.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


Most Linux filesystems utilise an index node (inode) data structure to reference filesystem objects such as files and directories. Each filesystem object is allocated an inode within the inode table that is used to store it's various attributes and metadata. As additional files are created within a filesystem, inode usage increases and may possibly become exhausted. This document describes how to identify specific inode usage.


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